Nuevolution Dance Studio

Nuevolution Dance Studio, the premier Latin Dance and Fitness School in Broward County (Pembroke Pines, FL), provides students of all levels with an extraordinary dance and fitness adventure. Nuevolution Dance Studio offers a fun filled surrounding where people can learn how to move your body and have a great time.

We provide training in many facets of latin dance including Salsa, Mambo, Casino/Rueda, Bachata, Argentine Tango, and many other forms of dance. We also provide Fitness Programs including Zumba, Tae Bo, and Yoga. Also provided is an after school kids program giving instruction in Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Street Dance, Hip Hop, Pop/Lock, Casino, and Zumbatomic. We encourage you all to come and be a part of the Nuevolution Family.
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For a long time many people have been asking me actively what is "listening" and what is "hearing" music.  Well I have been researching this for sometime and found some great articles on the net the actively explains the difference between listening and hearing.  This is something that is very important to a dancer as music is the common language that we are using to express a feeling.  Take a read.  I hope this clarifies many of your questions…

First, lets’s identify what is listening and what is hearing…

Many students use listen and hear interchangably. However, there is an important difference between them. Listening describes an intentional activity. When you are listening, you are actively trying to hear something.

In contrast, hearing is something that happens without any intentional effort. You can hear something even when you don’t want to hear it and don’t try to hear it.

The sentences below contain both listen and hear and show the contrast:

  • I listened outside the door, but I couldn’t hear what they were saying inside. [Note that even if you listen, you don’t always hear what you are trying to hear.]
  • His story was so long and boring that I stopped listening, until suddenly I heard my name. [Note that even if you are not listening, you might hear something.]

Finally listen is often used with to.

In the examples below,taken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, listen or listen to cannot be replaced by hear:

  • What kind of music do you listen to?
  • She does all the talking - I just sit and listen.
  • You haven’t listened to a word I’ve said!
  • We listened in silence as the names of the dead were read out.
  • Listen, we really need to sort out our insurance claim this weekend.
  • Listen to this! You can win a holiday for two in the south of France just by answering three simple questions.

Likewise, in the examples below, hear cannot be replaced by

  • listen

, because hear is describing something that a person cannot control/

  • She heard a noise outside.
  • My grandfather is getting old and can’t hear very well.
  • You’ll have to speak up, I can’t hear you.

HOWEVER, there are a few cases in which hear is used to mean something very close to listen to. In the examples below, listen to could replace hear.

  • I heard a really interesting programme on the radio this morning.
  • I heard the orchestra play at Carnegie Hall last summer.
  • An audience gathered to hear him speak.

Finally, lets take it a step further…

HERE’S a trick question. What do you hear right now?

If your home is like mine, you hear the humming sound of a printer, the low throbbing of traffic from the nearby highway and the clatter of plastic followed by the muffled impact of paws landing on linoleum — meaning that the cat has once again tried to open the catnip container atop the fridge and succeeded only in knocking it to the kitchen floor.

The slight trick in the question is that, by asking you what you were hearing, I prompted your brain to take control of the sensory experience — and made you listen rather than just hear. That, in effect, is what happens when an event jumps out of the background enough to be perceived consciously rather than just being part of your auditory surroundings. The difference between the sense of hearing and the skill of listening is attention.

Hearing is a vastly underrated sense. We tend to think of the world as a place that we see, interacting with things and people based on how they look. Studies have shown that conscious thought takes place at about the same rate as visual recognition, requiring a significant fraction of a second per event. But hearing is a quantitatively faster sense. While it might take you a full second to notice something out of the corner of your eye, turn your head toward it, recognize it and respond to it, the same reaction to a new or sudden sound happens at least 10 times as fast.

This is because hearing has evolved as our alarm system — it operates out of line of sight and works even while you are asleep. And because there is no place in the universe that is totally silent, your auditory system has evolved a complex and automatic “volume control,” fine-tuned by development and experience, to keep most sounds off your cognitive radar unless they might be of use as a signal that something dangerous or wonderful is somewhere within the kilometer or so that your ears can detect.

This is where attention kicks in.

Attention is not some monolithic brain process. There are different types of attention, and they use different parts of the brain. The sudden loud noise that makes you jump activates the simplest type: the startle. A chain of five neurons from your ears to your spine takes that noise and converts it into a defensive response in a mere tenth of a second — elevating your heart rate, hunching your shoulders and making you cast around to see if whatever you heard is going to pounce and eat you. This simplest form of attention requires almost no brains at all and has been observed in every studied vertebrate.

More complex attention kicks in when you hear your name called from across a room or hear an unexpected birdcall from inside a subway station. This stimulus-directed attention is controlled by pathways through the temporoparietal and inferior frontal cortex regions, mostly in the right hemisphere — areas that process the raw, sensory input, but don’t concern themselves with what you should make of that sound. (Neuroscientists call this a “bottom-up” response.)

But when you actually pay attention to something you’re listening to, whether it is your favorite song or the cat meowing at dinnertime, a separate “top-down” pathway comes into play. Here, the signals are conveyed through a dorsal pathway in your cortex, part of the brain that does more computation, which lets you actively focus on what you’re hearing and tune out sights and sounds that aren’t as immediately important.

In this case, your brain works like a set of noise-suppressing headphones, with the bottom-up pathways acting as a switch to interrupt if something more urgent — say, an airplane engine dropping through your bathroom ceiling — grabs your attention.

Hearing, in short, is easy. You and every other vertebrate that hasn’t suffered some genetic, developmental or environmental accident have been doing it for hundreds of millions of years. It’s your life line, your alarm system, your way to escape danger and pass on your genes. But listening, really listening, is hard when potential distractions are leaping into your ears every fifty-thousandth of a second — and pathways in your brain are just waiting to interrupt your focus to warn you of any potential dangers.

Listening is a skill that we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distraction and information overload.

And yet we dare not lose it. Because listening tunes our brain to the patterns of our environment faster than any other sense, and paying attention to the nonvisual parts of our world feeds into everything from our intellectual sharpness to our dance skills.

Luckily, we can train our listening just as with any other skill. Listen to new music when jogging rather than familiar tunes. Listen to your dog’s whines and barks: he is trying to tell you something isn’t right. Listen to your significant other’s voice — not only to the words, which after a few years may repeat, but to the sounds under them, the emotions carried in the harmonics. You may save yourself a couple of fights.

“You never listen” is not just the complaint of a problematic relationship, it has also become an epidemic in a world that is exchanging convenience for content, speed for meaning. The richness of life doesn’t lie in the loudness and the beat, but in the timbres and the variations that you can discern if you simply pay attention.

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Here at Nuevolution Dance Studios we always strive to provide our people with the best in quality dance instruction and great fun. That being said we would like to introduce one of our newest instructors and performers, Ms. Sarah Amores. She will be heading up our Ballet classes. More information coming soon. I would like you all to welcome Sarah a warm welcome Nuevolution Dance Studios Style.. features a Person and a Company of the Month
to celebrate the positive impact of an individual and company have in our community. The Month of July Person of the Month is Guy Lovell Co- Founder, Owner and Director of Nuevolution Entertainment LLC.

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